Electromagnetic Field Sensitivity

  title={Electromagnetic Field Sensitivity},
  author={William J. Real and Yagn Pan and E. J. Fenyves and Iehiko Sujisawa and Hideo Suyama and Nasrola Samadi and Gerald H. Ross},
A multiphase study was performed to find an effective method to evaluate electromagnetic field (EMF) sensitivity of patients. The first phase developed criteria for controlled testing using an environment low in chemical, particulate, and EMF pollution. Monitoring devices were used in an effort to ensure that extraneous EMF would not interfere with the tests. A second phase involved a single-blind challenge of 100 patients who complained of EMF sensitivity to a series of fields ranging from 0… 
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It has proved difficult to show under blind conditions that exposure to EMF can trigger these symptoms, which suggests that “electromagnetic hypersensitivity” is unrelated to the presence of EMF, although more research into this phenomenon is required.
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Excessive exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields may cause the development of electrohypersensitivity.
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